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Sweater – A – Month March 2014

April 22, 2014

We have shared our love of Brooklyn Tweed (BT) before, if you haven’t yet read it, check it out here. BT has just released their look-book for Wool People 7 Spring 2014 It is beautiful and inspiring, so I thought I would share my March sweater – a BT pattern called Cypress. This pattern was released last year for Winter of 2013, you can purchase it for $7 on Ravelry and is an absolutely fantastic pattern.

March 2014 - Cypress

March 2014 – Cypress


I knit the vest/tee in the Briggs and Little Regal and used just shy of 3 skeins (113 g/249 m – $6.50/ball).  The construction of the vest is simple, yet stunning and I really enjoyed playing around with the tubular cast on. If you have never done a tubular cast on, I recommend it on your next sweater project, it creates a very stretchy, yet solid cast on edge, and is perfect for a sweater like this that is designed to hug your hips! I really enjoyed this tutorial for the tubular cast on.

March 2014 - Cypress

March 2014 – Cypress


Thanks to Natalie for modelling the Cypress vest, and Sylvia for the photo’s – and check out Wool People 7.



April 20, 2014

Some of you may know that Nicola has recently left for a month long trip to Iceland. While we miss her terribly, it looks as though she is having an absolutely amazing time.  Including checking out sheep farms, the Istex factory, and knitting by the ocean with Stephen West and Ragga – SO JEALOUS!  Anyways, she said we could share some photo’s of her trip – we are expecting a full report when she returns!






Long Weekend Hours

April 17, 2014

I hope you all have your long-weekend knitting project lined up!  As many of you know Nicola is frolicking in Iceland – knitting with Stephen West and checking out all the amazing Icelandic things, this means we are having limited hours over this long weekend!


Friday, April 18 – CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday, April 19 – 20    11am – 6pm

Monday, April 21 – CLOSED

Tuesday, April 22 – 11am – 6pm

Wednesday, April 23 – 11am – 6pm

Stitch’n’Bitch Wednesday, April 23  CANCELLED

Thursday, April 24   1-5pm

NEW yarn

April 13, 2014

We spent a lovely day at the beach yesterday, it was such an amazing day – the boys even went in the water – but I stayed on the blanket and knit.  I’m working on the Francis top right now (by designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian)  such a fantastic, beautiful summer-time shirt, with a fantastic design. I’m knitting the top in our brand new yarn from Fibra Natura – Good Earth . This yarn is a 53% Cotton/47% Linen blend with 187 meters/100g. I’m knitting my Francis top in a lovely custard colour

Francis Top

Francis Top


Stop by the shop and check out all the amazing colours of this fantastic yarn!

Good Earth Cotton/linen blend by Fibra Natura

Good Earth Cotton/linen blend by Fibra Natura


The Good Earth is also featured in a pattern in the Spring/Summer issue of Twist Collective – check that one out here.


Aphelion top from Twist Collective

Aphelion top from Twist Collective


Knitting at the Beach – post swim

Side bar….

April 9, 2014

Hey east van crafters….this is NOT fibre related at all, but we often host things at the shop that are in the community!  On Thursday night there will be an intro to Essential Oils workshop, this is a free workshop, but there is limited space so please email if you are interested in coming!  See below for more details!




Introduction to Essential Oils:

Safe, Affordable, Fast-working, & Effective Health Care

  • What are essential oils?

  • How do you use them?

  • How can they positively affect those with depression, ADHD, insomnia, seizures, flu, strep throat, allergies, asthma, etc.?

  • How to kill MRSA & Swine Flu?

Come learn more!

Thursday, April 10th

6:00 pm

Baaad Anna’s – 2667 E. Hastings St



Brought to you by dōTERRA Diamond Club and Holistic Health Coach Amy Glenn dōTERRA Gold IPC

Sweater a Month – February 2014

April 4, 2014

Trying to catch up on my posting!  Thanks to everyone who commented – and congrats to Amanda for winning a set of the Knitters Pride Karbonz!

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Here is my finished sweater for February 2014 – I knit this one for little Joshy!  It is the Fisherman’s Pullover by Veera Valimaki   Definitely a favourite designer over here at Baaad Anna’s.  This sweater is no exception. It is a great option for those making their first foray into sweater knitting, a great top down construction with a simple – but beautiful garter stitch panel in the front.

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

Fishermans Pullover in Cascade Eco

I knit this sweater out of the Cascade Eco + (a 100% wool 437 meters/250 gr) my go-to yarn for my kids projects!  We have found ourselves doing a LOT of crab fishing this winter, and this sweater has been perfect for hanging out in Cates Park and catching crabs!

Everyone needs a good fishermans sweater for Crab Fishing

Everyone needs a good fishermans sweater for Crab Fishing

If anyone has a favourite Veera pattern please share it!

Sweater Snuggles - photos by Sylvia

Sweater Snuggles – photos by Sylvia


Spring/Summer Hours

April 3, 2014

We’re going back to summer hours starting today,  Wednesday, April 2


Everyday 11am – 6pm

Wednesdays 11am – 8pm
Stitch n Bitch is a FREE drop in knit/spin/crochet/felt night 6 – 8pm!


Maplewood Farm Sheep

Maplewood Farm Sheep


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